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Feb13

When Virginia lawmakers tasked animal control officers with killing any dog caught injuring or slaying poultry, they were looking for a solution to a decidedly rural problem. But now that more people in urban areas are starting to keep chickens, too, it’s time for a change, Del. Jennifer McClellan said today.

 
Feb9

Human trafficking is a multibillion dollar enterprise in which traffickers use force, intimidation, fraud or coercion to make their victims provide commercial sex, labor or services against their will. Due to the hidden nature of the crime, it is difficult to accurately track the number of cases. Estimates from the U.S. State Department and the International Labor Organization indicate more than 20 million people worldwide are victims of some kind of trafficking, with hundreds of thousands of victims here in the United States.

Feb6

Nursing mothers would be assured a private place in Virginia public schools to pump breast milk for their babies under legislation passed Thursday by the House of Delegates. The bill (HB720) from Del. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, directs that a non-restroom location, shielded from public view, be designated for use by school employees and students to pump milk until their children reach the age of 1.

Feb4

Got milk? For teachers and other school employees who do because they are breast-feeding a child, a House committee Mondayapproved a bill requiring schools to provide them with a private area to pump milk. HB720 says each school board must adopt a policy requiring schools to offer a private, non-restroom area for breast-feeding mothers and allow them to use it for breaks until their child reaches the age of 1.

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We are in the final week of the 2018 Session. So far we have passed about 750 bills, with another 175 pending.  The Budget conferees have not yet reached an agreement to bridge the approximately $600 million gap between the House and Senate Budgets, primarily due to their disagreement over Medicaid Expansion.

Last week the House and Senate adopted their amendments to the 2018 - 2020 biennial budget introduced by Governor McAuliffe on December 18, 2017.  The two budgets are about $600 million apart.  The key difference between the two budgets is Medicaid expansion.

Last week, the Senate and House each passed their proposed amendments to the Biennial Budget introduced by the Governor.  
 
The key difference between the two budgets is Medicaid expansion. The House budget extends health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Virginians who need it by expanding Medicaid and accepting more than $3 billion in federal funding to do so. The House budget also directs the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to apply to the federal government for a waiver that imposes work requirements for certain Medicaid recipients.